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Longitudinal changes in the intake of vitamins and minerals of elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996 Jul; 50 Suppl 2:S77-85.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess longitudinal changes in intake of vitamins and minerals in elderly Europeans.

DESIGN

Longitudinal study including the collection of dietary intake data in 1988/1989 and in 1993.

SETTING

Baseline and follow-up data were collected from nine European towns: Belgium: Hamme (H/B); Denmark: Roskilde (R/DK); France: Haguenau (H/F) and Romans (R/F); Italy: Padua (P/I); the Netherlands: Culemborg (C/NL); Portugal: Vila Franca de Xira (V/P); Spain: Betanzos (B/E) and Switzerland: Yverdon (Y/CH). In four other towns dietary intake data were collected in 1993 only: Portugal: Coimbra (C/P); Poland: Marki (M/PL); Northern Ireland: Ballymoney-Limavady-Portstewart (BLP/NI/UK) and United States: Mansfield (Connecticut) (M/CT/USA).

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Using standardized methods, data were collected from a random sample of 658 elderly men and 731 women born between 1913 and 1918. Dietary intake data were collected by a validated modified dietary history method.

RESULTS

A significant decrease in the median intake of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C or iron was observed in several towns and for most of these nutrients in H/B, R/DK, R/F and V/P. Over the 4-y follow-up period, the proportion of elderly people with nutrient intakes below the lowest European RDI's increased for various nutrients in most towns, whereas the nutrient density of the diet, especially for iron and vitamin C, decreased significantly only in a few towns. The proportion of elderly people taking nutrient supplements varied from less than 5% in H/B to 60% in R/DK.

CONCLUSION

The observed decrease in intake of some vitamins and minerals in most of the participating towns, indicates an increased risk for malnutrition in elderly Europeans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Institute of Health, Lisbon, Portugal.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8841787

Citation

Amorim Cruz, J A., et al. "Longitudinal Changes in the Intake of Vitamins and Minerals of Elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 50 Suppl 2, 1996, pp. S77-85.
Amorim Cruz JA, Moreiras O, Brzozowska A. Longitudinal changes in the intake of vitamins and minerals of elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996;50 Suppl 2:S77-85.
Amorim Cruz, J. A., Moreiras, O., & Brzozowska, A. (1996). Longitudinal changes in the intake of vitamins and minerals of elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 50 Suppl 2, S77-85.
Amorim Cruz JA, Moreiras O, Brzozowska A. Longitudinal Changes in the Intake of Vitamins and Minerals of Elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996;50 Suppl 2:S77-85. PubMed PMID: 8841787.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Longitudinal changes in the intake of vitamins and minerals of elderly Europeans. SENECA Investigators. AU - Amorim Cruz,J A, AU - Moreiras,O, AU - Brzozowska,A, PY - 1996/7/1/pubmed PY - 1996/7/1/medline PY - 1996/7/1/entrez SP - S77 EP - 85 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 50 Suppl 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess longitudinal changes in intake of vitamins and minerals in elderly Europeans. DESIGN: Longitudinal study including the collection of dietary intake data in 1988/1989 and in 1993. SETTING: Baseline and follow-up data were collected from nine European towns: Belgium: Hamme (H/B); Denmark: Roskilde (R/DK); France: Haguenau (H/F) and Romans (R/F); Italy: Padua (P/I); the Netherlands: Culemborg (C/NL); Portugal: Vila Franca de Xira (V/P); Spain: Betanzos (B/E) and Switzerland: Yverdon (Y/CH). In four other towns dietary intake data were collected in 1993 only: Portugal: Coimbra (C/P); Poland: Marki (M/PL); Northern Ireland: Ballymoney-Limavady-Portstewart (BLP/NI/UK) and United States: Mansfield (Connecticut) (M/CT/USA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Using standardized methods, data were collected from a random sample of 658 elderly men and 731 women born between 1913 and 1918. Dietary intake data were collected by a validated modified dietary history method. RESULTS: A significant decrease in the median intake of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C or iron was observed in several towns and for most of these nutrients in H/B, R/DK, R/F and V/P. Over the 4-y follow-up period, the proportion of elderly people with nutrient intakes below the lowest European RDI's increased for various nutrients in most towns, whereas the nutrient density of the diet, especially for iron and vitamin C, decreased significantly only in a few towns. The proportion of elderly people taking nutrient supplements varied from less than 5% in H/B to 60% in R/DK. CONCLUSION: The observed decrease in intake of some vitamins and minerals in most of the participating towns, indicates an increased risk for malnutrition in elderly Europeans. SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8841787/Longitudinal_changes_in_the_intake_of_vitamins_and_minerals_of_elderly_Europeans__SENECA_Investigators_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/minerals.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -